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What are the risks of potassium or sodium benzoate (commonly found as preservatives)?

What are the risks of potassium or sodium benzoate (commonly found as preservatives)?

See below: Very little. The drug is used in medicine to assist in lowering serum ammonia levels by activation of a nonurea cycle pathway; ammonia in the presence of benzoate will conjugate with glycine to form hippurate which is secreted by the kidney. As a preservative, there is little worry unless the individual is also on probenecid which can inhibit benzoate renal excretion. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

Yes, however...: I strongly advise you take Vitamin C, ideally 1000 mg 2-3x/day, but you should try to find forms without sodium. I don't know what's available in Denmark, but in the US you can find ascorbic acid, or calcium or magnesium ascorbate without sodium. Lypo-spheric Vit. C is esp. Well-absorbed, but has 120 mg of sodium, but a low sodium diet usually allows 2000mg/day. Vit. C is best with bioflavonoids. ...Read more

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Side effects of potassium supppliment?

Side effects of potassium supppliment?

See below: Pottassium supplements can cause esophageal irritation or ulcers, and excess accumulation in the blood for any reason can cause heart rate disturbances and muscle weakness or paralysis. ...Read more

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Bloodtest said my potassium level was high what can the side effects fromthis be?

Bloodtest said my potassium level was high what can the side effects fromthis be?

May be error: Elevated potassium can be cause by any number of things. A common cause of a blood sample that wasn't prepared correctly. If the blood sample was hemolyzed, potassium levels can rise. Certain medicines can cause elevated potassium. Side effects are minimal. High levels of potassium can cause heart rhythm problems. Make sure you follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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What kind of potassium does not have any side effects?

What kind of potassium does not have any side effects?

K side effects.: The only source of K that does not have side effects is what you get in natural foods. But even this can be dangerous if you have kidney problems. I specialize in K metabolism and happy to do 2nd opinion to better help you specifically. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of amoxicillin clavinuate potassium (penicillin)?

The runs: I'd say most common side effect of amox/clavulonate is loose stools. If severe, stop, if doesn't clear, call doctor. Allergy to this is generally a rash, could be throat swellling. Take afte food, all antibiotics can nauseate you or upset your stomach a bit. ...Read more

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What are side effects of taking losartan potassium to contol hypertension?

What are side effects of taking losartan potassium to contol hypertension?

Side effects: Losartan is a member of the angiotension receptor blocker (arb) class of anti-hypertensive agents. The side effects of this class of drugs are minor. The only serious one that can develop is a high potassium level. At your age, I would expect that you have no chronic kidney disease of any significance so I do not think that you will have this problem, at present. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of low potassium to unborn child?

What are the side effects of low potassium to unborn child?

Heart is in danger: Most of the k+ in the body is inside the cells. While in the uterus, placenta works to support fetal vital organs (gas exchange, toxins excretion, etc.) after birth newborn needs to support himself and with severe hypokalemia most of the vital organs would be in failure: heart (rhabdomyolysis & arrhythmia), kidneys, gastrointestinal (paralitic ileus), respiratory - from ascending paralysis, etc. ...Read more

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Florinef (fludrocortisone) for pots 50mcg felt a lot better now. 1mg feel dizzy and sick. Will these side effects go? Potassium is fine weekly blood test. Ughh!

Florinef (fludrocortisone) for pots 50mcg felt a lot better now. 1mg feel dizzy and sick. Will these side effects go? Potassium is fine weekly blood test. Ughh!

Lower dose?: You may need to lower the dose, but you should only do this with your doctor's supervision! Never stop Florinef (fludrocortisone) abruptly, it could lead to fatal adrenal crisis if you were previously on it for awhile. Florinef (fludrocortisone) supresses your body's natural production of cortisol, so stopping suddenly can cause low cortisol crisis. ...Read more

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Could sodium benzoate be taken out of your body?

Could sodium benzoate be taken out of your body?

Your body removes it: Sodium Benzoate is primarily used as a food preservative. It is metabolized by the liver and then the breakdown products are excreted in the urine. The majority (97%) of ingested sodium benzoate is excreted within 4 hours of ingestion. No other means of removing this drug are known.

http://toxnet. Nlm. Nih. Gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/a? dbs+hsdb:@term+@DOCNO+696 ...Read more

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Pregnant 5 months with head lice. Can use anti-lice lotion or shampoo contain ingredients permethrin 1% w/w or Dimethicone or benzyl benzoate 25% w/v?

Pregnant 5 months with head lice. Can use anti-lice lotion or shampoo contain ingredients permethrin 1% w/w or Dimethicone or benzyl benzoate 25% w/v?

Head lice: Permethrin 1% is safe while pregnant. Dimethicone topical moisturizer is safe too. You don't need Benzyl benzoate 25% if Dimethicone worked as a moisturizer, and you don't need it to treat head lice, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more

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What can happen if you are commonly exposed to benzoate?

What can happen if you are commonly exposed to benzoate?

No effects: Benzoic acid (benzoate) is a chemical intermediate. It is used as a preservative when it attaches to other molecules. By itself it does not have any known harmful effects: http://www. Epa. Gov/iris/subst/0355.htm#oralrfd ...Read more

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Can sodium benzoate give you cancer?

Can sodium benzoate give you cancer?

I don't believe it: Internet scare sites peddling "natural food" are allowed by law to make claims that any scientist will recognize as misleading. There's no shortage of benzoic acid in many fruits (famously cranberries) and it's chemically interchangeable with sodium benzoate varying only with ph. This alone should tell you that the danger is hyped -- if they believed their stuff, they'd attack cranberries. ...Read more

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Could benzyl benzoate is for acne treatment?

Could benzyl benzoate is for acne treatment?

Better choices: This is great for scabies, but you may be confusing it with benzoyl peroxide, your best over-the-counter option for acne. It's not fun, but it's a good start. ...Read more

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Is it true that benzyl benzoate treats scabies?

Is it true that benzyl benzoate treats scabies?

Yes: Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. ...Read more

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My friend is allergic to benzocaine, does that mean she will be allergic to benzophenone or benzoate acid?

My friend is allergic to benzocaine, does that mean she will be allergic to benzophenone or benzoate acid?

No: It is the caine your friend is allergic to, an allergist can skin test her and suggest different anesthetics she can tolerate. ...Read more

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Please help! What happens when sodium benzoate is combined with vitamin C in the body?

Please help! What happens when sodium benzoate is combined with vitamin C in the body?

Nothing: There was a hoopla a while back about the mix of sodium benzoate (a preservative, chemically interchangeable to the natural benzoic acid that makes cranberries so tasty) and Ascorbic Acid (added to make fake orange drink healthy, I guess) forming benzene if left to sit in the hot sun. The amount was tiny and I wouldn't worry about it in your body. This stuff is silly. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Can I use benzoyl benzoate for scabies during my 13 week in pregnancy. Is it safe..

Can I use benzoyl benzoate for scabies during my 13 week in pregnancy. Is it safe..

Scabies: Permethrin 5 percent (elimite) is a treatment option your doctor may recommend. This cream contains chemicals that kill scabies mites and their eggs, you typically apply it twice with a week or so between each application. Permethrin is generally considered safe for children and adults of all ages, including women who are pregnant or nursing. ...Read more

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I put a keratin treatment in my hair & products containing 'Sodium Chloride' will strip hair of Keratin. Does this also apply to 'Sodium Benzoate too?

I put a keratin treatment in my hair & products containing 'Sodium Chloride' will strip hair of Keratin. Does this also apply to 'Sodium Benzoate too?

Adverse Sodium Benzo: If you mix sodium benzoate with vitamin C (and it happens that there are two types of C in Express The Truth - calcium ascorbate and sodium ascorbyl phosphate), benzene can form. And benzene is carcinogenic. In the UK, a Food Standards Agency survey of benzene in soft drinks found high levels of it in four brands, which were removed from sale.
Even without getting mixed up with vitamin C, sodium benzoate might not be as friendly as it looks. A study conducted by Peter Piper, a professor at Sheffield University in the UK and an expert in molecular biology and biotechnology, found that sodium benzoate damages cells, in an adverse way. ...Read more

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I just used carifree ctx4 treatment rinse and now I'm foaming at the mouth and nauseated. Is this normal? Mixed rinse a - basically sodium benzoate and xylitol; with b - sodium hydroxide and bleach.

I just used carifree ctx4 treatment rinse and now I'm foaming at the mouth and nauseated. Is this normal? Mixed rinse a - basically sodium benzoate and xylitol; with b - sodium hydroxide and bleach.

CariFree ct x 4: I am referring your question to some dental colleagues. I don't mean to be insulting but did you rinse for 1 minute & then spit out?
Unfortunately, the company doesn't seem to provide full lists of potential side effects on the sites I checked. 1 site indicated: "changes in taste sensation, burning sensation, " I also tried looking this up on medication interaction checkers (ativan, bupropion &. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect for cefixime and potassium clavulanate tablets?

Is there any side effect for cefixime and potassium clavulanate tablets?

Yes: They are both antibiotics and can cause diarrhea, GI upset including nausea / vomiting. Sometimes headache, dizziness or allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Potassium was<6, Potassium was 2.5, levels have gone up but I am still numb on right side and its been 4 months. Doc. Wasn't sure of the cause?

? consider neurology: I really doubt that transient lower potassium may be a cause of focal (e.g., specific side or area of the body) numbness. I would suggest potential discussion with neurologist. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea considered to be a side effect of potassium supplements?

Is diarrhea considered to be a side effect of potassium supplements?

No: And diarrhea will cause potassium deficiency, defeating the purpose of the potassium supplement so treat it or have it evaluated. ...Read more

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